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Glucerna® 1.5 Cal - Vanilla

Glucerna® 1.5 Cal

Specialized high-calorie nutrition with a unique carbohydrate blend for enhanced glycemic control.* GLUCERNA 1.5 CAL is a calorically dense formula that has CarbSteady®, a unique blend of carbohydrates, including slowly digestible carbohydrate clinically shown to help minimize blood glucose response.1 For patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. For patients with hyperglycemia/abnormal glucose tolerance resulting from metabolic stress, such as illness, trauma, and infection. For tube or oral feeding. For supplemental or sole-source nutrition. Use under medical supervision.

  • * Compared to a standard formula.
  • 1 Alish C, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2010;12:419-425.

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AVAILABILITY

LIST NUMBER
ITEM
53534
Glucerna 1.5 Cal Vanilla / 8-fl-oz (237-mL) can / 24 ct
LIST NUMBER
ITEM
62679
Glucerna 1.5 Cal Ready-to-Hang / 1000-mL (1.1-QT) prefilled container / 8 ct

FEATURES

  • GLUCERNA 1.5 CAL contains a unique slowly digested carbohydrate blend clinically shown to blunt postprandial glycemic response and improve glycemic variability.1,2
  • At 1.5 Cal/mL, patient needs can be met with less volume.
  • 22% of calories from protein to promote anabolism and support wound healing.
  • Includes 10 g/L of NutraFlora® scFOS® (2.4 g/8 fl oz).
  • 3% of total calories from saturated fatty acids and rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, consistent with the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association guidelines.3,4
  • Provides plant-based omega-3 fatty acids from canola oil (3 g of ALA per 1500 Cal), to support cardiovascular health.4
  • Chromium picolinate, a more bioavailable form of chromium. Chromium is an essential nutrient important for carbohydrate metabolism.
  • 1500 Cal provide at least 100% of the DVs for 24 key vitamins and minerals.
  • Halal.
  • Kosher.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Suitable for lactose intolerance.
  • Feeding sets are for single-patient use only. Use clean technique to avoid set and/or product contamination

PRECAUTIONS

  • Not for IV use.
  • Not for people with galactosemia.

1 Alish C, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2010;12:419-425.

2 Data on File: Study BK06 Part B. Abbott Nutrition, 2008.

3 Eckel R, et al. Circulation. 2013.

4 Evert A, et al. Diabetes Care. 2014;37.

PREPARATION

  • Instructions for Use: Ready-To-Hang Container

    All liquid medical foods, regardless of type of administration system, require careful handling because they can support microbial growth. Follow these instructions for clean technique and proper setup to reduce the potential for microbial contamination. NOTE: Failure to follow the Instructions for Use increases the potential for microbial contamination and reduces hangtime.
    • Pump feeding is recommended; use a 10 Fr or larger tube. If gravity feeding use a 12 Fr or larger tube.
    • Administer product at room temperature.
    • THOROUGHLY wash hands with soap and water before handling container or feeding set.
    • Turn container upside down and SHAKE VIGOROUSLY, using a twisting motion for at least 10 seconds.
    • DO NOT touch any part of the container or feeding set that comes into contact with the formula.
    • When initiating feeding, follow physician's instructions. Adjust flow rate and volume according to patient's condition and tolerance.
    • Always follow directions for use provided with feeding set.

    For Use with Enteral Feeding Set:
    • Remove the dust cover from the Abbott RTH Safety Screw Cap.
    • Remove the dust cover from the safety connector on the feeding set.
    • Insert the safety connector into the port on the Abbott RTH Safety Screw Cap, completely pierce foil.
    • Turn the safety connector clockwise until it is securely fastened.
    • Close clamp on set before inverting container.
    • Invert container and suspend, using the hanging ring on the bottom of the container.
    • Unless a shorter hang time is specified by the set manufacturer, hang product for up to 48 hours after initial connection when clean technique and only one new set are used. Otherwise hang for no more than 24 hours.


    Storage & Handling

    • Instructions for Use: 8-fl-oz can
      • Store unopened at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures.
      • Shake well. Glucerna 1.5 Cal is ready to use.
      • Clean top of container thoroughly before opening.
      • Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 48 hours.

      Oral Feeding:
      • May by used for total or supplemental nutrition.
      • May be fed at room temperature or chilled.

      Tube Feeding:
      • Follow physician's instructions.
      • Adjust flow rate and volume according to patient's condition and tolerance.
      • If pump feeding, use an 10 Fr or larger tube. If gravity feeding, use a 12 Fr or larger tube.
      • Administer product at room temperature.
      • Additional fluid requirements should be met by giving water between or after feedings or when flushing the tube.
      • Avoid contamination during preparation and use.


    NUTRITION

    Vanilla Ready to Drink

    • Glucerna 1.5 Cal Vanilla / 8-fl-oz (237-mL) can / 24 ct

    Serving size: 8 fl oz (237 mL)

    • Amount per Serving
    • % DV
    • % RDI*
    • Nutrient Data
    • Protein, g
    • 19.6
    •  
    •  
    • Fat, g
    • 17.8
    •  
    •  
    • Carbohydrate, g
    • 31.5
    •  
    •  
    • Dietary Fiber, g
    • 3.8
    •  
    •  
    • L-Carnitine, mg
    • 51
    •  
    •  
    • Taurine, mg
    • 40
    •  
    •  
    • m-Inositol, mg
    • 205
    •  
    •  
    • Water, g
    • 180
    •  
    •  
    • Calories
    • 356
    •  
    •  
    • Vitamins
    • Vitamin A, IU
    • 2060§
    •  
    • 41
    • Vitamin D, IU
    • 102
    •  
    • 26
    • Vitamin E, IU
    • 12
    •  
    • 40
    • Vitamin K, mcg
    • 30
    •  
    • 38
    • Vitamin C, mg
    • 78
    •  
    • 130
    • Folic Acid, mcg
    • 95
    •  
    • 24
    • Vitamin B1, mg
    • 0.36
    •  
    • 24
    • Vitamin B2, mg
    • 0.41
    •  
    • 24
    • Vitamin B6, mg
    • 0.48
    •  
    • 24
    • Vitamin B12, mcg
    • 1.5
    •  
    • 25
    • Niacin, mg
    • 4.8
    •  
    • 24
    • Choline, mg
    • 131
    •  
    • Not established
    • Biotin, mcg
    • 75
    •  
    • 25
    • Pantothenic Acid, mg
    • 2.4
    •  
    • 25
    • Beta-Carotene, mg
    • 0.79
    •  
    • Not established
    • Minerals
    • Sodium, mg
    • 330
    •  
    • Not established
    • Potassium, mg
    • 600
    •  
    • Not established
    • Chloride, mg
    • 380
    •  
    • 11
    • Calcium, mg
    • 240
    •  
    • 24
    • Phosphorus, mg
    • 240
    •  
    • 24
    • Magnesium, mg
    • 95
    •  
    • 24
    • Iodine, mcg
    • 36
    •  
    • 24
    • Manganese, mg
    • 0.48
    •  
    • 24
    • Copper, mg
    • 0.48
    •  
    • 24
    • Zinc, mg
    • 3.6
    •  
    • 24
    • Iron, mg
    • 4.3
    •  
    • 24
    • Selenium, mcg
    • 17
    •  
    • 24
    • Chromium, mcg
    • 48
    •  
    • 40
    • Molybdenum, mcg
    • 23
    •  
    • 31
    • * RDI percentages for adults and children 4 or more years of age.
    • Choose your foods. Food list for diabetes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Diabetes Association, 2014.
    • 1.4 g of total dietary fiber from soy, oat and corn fibers; 2.4 g of short-chain fructooligosaccharides.
    • § 1040 IU of vitamin A activity supplied by 0.79 mg of beta-carotene.

    Unflavored Ready to Hang

    • Glucerna 1.5 Cal Ready-to-Hang / 1000-mL (1.1-QT) prefilled container / 8 ct

    Serving size: 1000 mL (1.1 QT)

    • Amount per Serving
    • % DV
    • % RDI*
    • Nutrient Data
    • Protein, g
    • 82.5
    •  
    •  
    • Fat, g
    • 75
    •  
    •  
    • Carbohydrate, g
    • 133.1
    •  
    •  
    • Dietary Fiber, g
    • 16.1
    •  
    •  
    • L-Carnitine, mg
    • 215
    •  
    •  
    • Taurine, mg
    • 165
    •  
    •  
    • m-Inositol, mg
    • 845
    •  
    •  
    • Water, g
    • 759
    •  
    •  
    • Calories
    • 1500
    •  
    •  
    • Vitamins
    • Vitamin A, IU
    • 8660§
    •  
    • 175
    • Vitamin D, IU
    • 430
    •  
    • 110
    • Vitamin E, IU
    • 48
    •  
    • 160
    • Vitamin K, mcg
    • 125
    •  
    • 155
    • Vitamin C, mg
    • 325
    •  
    • 540
    • Folic Acid, mcg
    • 400
    •  
    • 100
    • Vitamin B1, mg
    • 1.5
    •  
    • 100
    • Vitamin B2, mg
    • 1.7
    •  
    • 100
    • Vitamin B6, mg
    • 2
    •  
    • 100
    • Vitamin B12, mcg
    • 6
    •  
    • 100
    • Niacin, mg
    • 20
    •  
    • 100
    • Choline, mg
    • 550
    •  
    • Not established
    • Biotin, mcg
    • 300
    •  
    • 100
    • Pantothenic Acid, mg
    • 10
    •  
    • 100
    • Beta-Carotene, mg
    • 3.3
    •  
    • Not established
    • Minerals
    • Sodium, mg
    • 1380
    •  
    • Not established
    • Potassium, mg
    • 2520
    •  
    • Not established
    • Chloride, mg
    • 1600
    •  
    • 47
    • Calcium, mg
    • 1000
    •  
    • 100
    • Phosphorus, mg
    • 1000
    •  
    • 100
    • Magnesium, mg
    • 400
    •  
    • 100
    • Iodine, mcg
    • 150
    •  
    • 100
    • Manganese, mg
    • 2
    •  
    • 100
    • Copper, mg
    • 2
    •  
    • 100
    • Zinc, mg
    • 15
    •  
    • 100
    • Iron, mg
    • 18
    •  
    • 100
    • Selenium, mcg
    • 70
    •  
    • 100
    • Chromium, mcg
    • 200
    •  
    • 165
    • Molybdenum, mcg
    • 95
    •  
    • 125
    • * RDI percentages for adults and children 4 or more years of age.
    • Choose your foods. Food list for diabetes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Diabetes Association, 2014.
    • 6.1 g of total dietary fiber from soy, oat and corn fibers; 10.0 g of short-chain fructooligosaccharides.
    • § 4370 IU of vitamin A activity suppliled by 3.3 mg of beta-carotene.

    INGREDIENTS

    Vanilla Ready to Drink

    • Glucerna 1.5 Cal Vanilla / 8-fl-oz (237-mL) can / 24 ct

    Water, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Corn Maltodextrin, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Isomaltulose, Fructose, Soy Protein Isolate, Sucromalt, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Glycerine, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Calcium Phosphate, Soy Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Inositol, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Phosphate, Carnitine, Taurine, Sodium Chloride, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Gellan Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.

    Contains milk and soy ingredients.

    Unflavored Ready to Hang

    • Glucerna 1.5 Cal Ready-to-Hang / 1000-mL (1.1-QT) prefilled container / 8 ct

    Water, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Corn Maltodextrin, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Isomaltulose, Fructose, Soy Protein Isolate, Sucromalt, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Glycerine, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Calcium Phosphate, Soy Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Inositol, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Phosphate, Carnitine, Taurine, Sodium Chloride, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Gellan Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.

    Contains milk and soy ingredients.

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